Silk Road Association is a registered international Civil Society Organization; a Non- Profit & Non- Political status which carries out its role effectively to promote Silk Road civil society Initiatives in Asia CIS, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and European countries having its regional offices located in France, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Hong Kong, SAR, PRC, Main land China and India. Silk Road Association is member of various international organization, government institutions and chamber of Commerce of various Silk Road countries and has been instrumental in creating bridge between the Silk Road countries for promoting educational programs, business, trade investments opportunities and promotion of sustainable green and smart city concepts sharing.
The prime objective of Silk Road Association is to create platform for intergovernmental communication within the Silk Road cities to enhance and revive and rejuvenate the ancient Silk Road by unveiling various civil society initiatives together. Since, ancient Silk Road was not only the main trading route of the world, but also a melting point of knowledge and cultures. Silk Road Association undertakes several initiatives to promote educational and cultural exchanges including people to people interactions between the countries along the Silk Road. In order to achieve this initiative various monuments/pavilions were constructed in the International Expositions organized by BIE, France and AIPH approved exhibitions around the world to show case the theme of the expo’s and Silk Road Countries culture and traditions including various promotional activities carried out to create awareness of the importance of the Silk road countries alliances in 21th Century. Silk Road Association during their participation in the International Global events and expo’s organizes several B2B business and investment platforms for the Silk Road Countries & cities to interface to the world.
Silk Road Association's main goal is to promote the revival of the ancient trading route which consists of land and maritime Silk Road of the world. The Silk Road Belt and Road initiative is intended to improve the infrastructure of overland and maritime routes to drive trade and capital flows between the east and the west.
The Silk Road Association initiatives are mainly to create a platform where it is expected to create jobs and opportunities for people and businesses along the silk road routes and create opportunities and connecting companies and investors around the world to conduct business in areas such as infrastructure, finance, trading, logistics and professional services including opening up trade corridors to reach the growing middle classes, which could number more than 4 billion by the year 2021. Silk RoadBelt and Road may be a Chinese initiative, but it is a global effort involving developed and developing countries, and international organizations.
As an International Organization Silk Road Association has been participating in various International events including World Expo’s and International Horticultural Expo’s. Silk Road Association is an active member of AIPH – The International Association of Horticultural Producers which is approving body for the International Horticultural expo’s around the world and work very closely with AIPH to bridge the silk road cities along the silk road with a common agenda of greening of the silk road and promoting green and smart cities concepts. Silk Road Association has been regularly participating in various national & international events, congress, workshops and seminars which focus on civil society initiatives and future green sustainable city development and smart city goals.
Silk Road Association /its affiliates participations in various International World Expo’s where self- built pavilion was constructed and later donated to the host country.
1. Shanghai World Expo 2010
2. Xian International Horticulture Expo 2011
3. Beijing International Garden exposition 2013.
4. Qingdao International Horticulture Exposition 2014
5. Milan World Expo 2015.
6. Wuhan International Garden Expo 2015 Indian Garden
7. Antalya International Horticulture Exposition 2016.
8. Tangshan International Horticulture Expo 2016.
9. Kazakhstan World Expo 2017.
10. Taichung World Flora Expo 2018.
In 2015, the Silk Road Association passed a resolution for the creation of GLOBAL – SRUC (Global- Silk Road University Consortium) a platform where elite universities along the Silk Road could become a member and these member universities together could create a platform where various academic exchanges could be derived for mutual benefits through scholarly interactions, cultural interchanges, cooperative research projects, Exchange of Undergraduate, Post Graduates students including academic staff, Setting up of Dual Degree Program for the Bachelor & Master programs, Short Study Program, Semester Exchange Programs, Summer Programs.
This initiative enables the students along the countries of Silk Road to pursue their academic studies with any academic institutions who are the members of the Global - SRUC (Silk Road University Consortium).
Each member university signs Inter-institutional MOU/ Agreement with each other facilitated by Global SRUC. If the member university agrees to cooperate for the exchange of students and/or staff in the context of the Global –SRUC programme. They commit to respect the quality requirements of the Charter for Higher Education in all aspects of the organization and management of the Students, in particular the recognition of the credits (or equivalent) awarded to students by the member university